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Old 08-16-2010, 04:37 PM   #136
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Default Re: Team USA vs France August 15, 2010 exhibition game thread

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It's so hilarious how the European members here told all the Americans how Durant would not be the same against FIBA defense and we were bashed endlessly for that and told how Durant would easily average 30 and dominate everyone. Welcome to reality.

The defense in the NBA these days is practically non-existent.
Just wondering, but did you even watch the game?
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:30 PM   #137
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:31 PM   #138
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:47 PM   #139
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It's so hilarious how the European members here told all the Americans how Durant would not be the same against FIBA defense and we were bashed endlessly for that and told how Durant would easily average 30 and dominate everyone. Welcome to reality.

The defense in the NBA these days is practically non-existent.
I hope you're not inserting me into that category ... Because I never said otherwise. I knew Durant had trouble with physicality on the NBA level (which is admittedly less than in FIBA rules) when I saw what Artest was able to do to Durant in the playoffs this year, but watching him in a mear exhibition game under FIBA rules set it in stone for me. This kid gets shook with contact.

I don't always agree with you as a poster because you make some absolutely hideous and ridiculous claims, but your stance on THIS topic in terms of Durant v.s. physical defense is absolutely on point. And as a fan of Team USA its very frightening to think our "best scorer" gets so rattled when faced with tough defense where the rules allow him to be touched.

But its not like Durant is our country's best and most capable scorer anyway ... we have the best scorers on the planet, and none of them are playing in this tournament, and the ones I'm referring to are absolutely fine with contact, some even thriving with it. Durant's just not that versatile of a scorer. He can play under streamlined defensive rules and be comfortable enough to get off ... but not against physical defense.
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:47 PM   #140
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:59 PM   #141
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Just wondering, but did you even watch the game?

Yeah I watched it. Neither team looked that good from what I saw.
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:21 PM   #142
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Is this suppose to be a serious post?

HA!


at 18 years old in the draft measurements

Durant-6'10 1/4 in shoes 7'4 3/4" wingspan
Dwight-6'10 1/4 in shoes 7'4 1/2" wingspan

Did it look like a joke?
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:53 PM   #143
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Watching the gameforthe first time on NBA tv. No real low post presence for USA....still think we will be fine. No Pau for Spain.
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:26 AM   #144
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Watching the gameforthe first time on NBA tv. No real low post presence for USA....still think we will be fine. No Pau for Spain.


Doesn't the trapezoid lane kind of restrict post play?
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Old 08-17-2010, 03:16 AM   #145
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hoping the USA with their speed and quickness, length advantage will be able to do a full court press for most of the game to create turnovers into fastbreaks. was kind of disappointed they didnt display this for the france game.
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:03 AM   #146
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I dunno, but what I do know is in FIBA play guys like Nenad Krstic who is a scrub, and Luis Scola who is an NBA role player suddenly start looking like superstars on the low block with that trapezoidal lane, Scola was scoring on Dwight-Bosh double teams like it was nothing in 08, made me wonder why he's not the rockets first option he was that good

I think Kristic has been much better in the NBA than he's ever been with the national team. Luis Scola is amazing in the NBA too, when he actually gets the ball.

Also, you have no idea what you're talking about, so I don't know why you're posting.
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